Title: Fish Facts
Author: Geoff Swinney
About the Book:
Did you know that sharks can “see” with electricity or that icefish have blood like antifreeze? This vibrantly illustrated guide contains these fascinating facts along with a wealth of information on other forms of aquatic life. An excellent introduction to ichthyology,the book provides data on the different classes, orders, and genera of fish and their breeding and feeding habits. Each fact is scientifically accurate and well researched, making this a perfect complement for any classroom or a trip to the aquarium. Designed in a cartoon format and filled with humor, Fish Facts is illustrated with magnificent images of the underwater world.
Growing up on the Florida waterways, my children love fish and other aquatic animals. Fish Facts, written by Geoff Swinney and illustrated by Janeen Mason is a wonderful hardcover children’s picture book. I did not anticipate just how much my children would enjoy this book as they have spent literally hours devouring all of the interesting fish facts and information as well as the vibrant, detailed illustrations. This book is appealing to children of all ages and we like identifying all of the fish that they have actually seen in real life as well as those that we hope to never see up close like the fascinating great white sharks. I appreciate that Fish Facts includes an excellent section that discusses environmental concerns such as the effects on the fish population from pollution, over fishing etc. It is written and illustrated in a manner that is easy for children to understand and it opened up a discussion with my children about how they can make a difference. This is an excellent resource for any child who wants to learn more about fish or the sea and would be a great supplement for any homeschool curriculum. Fish Facts is available from the Pelican Publishing Company for only $14.39 (on sale from the list price of $17.99!)
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*